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A devastating fighting technique when used correctly, the axe kick is delivered either to the head or collarbone of one's opponent. It is so named for the way it is executed, much like raising an axe and chopping a block of wood.

The leg is quickly raised above head height on a slight semicircular arc to the inside of the body. Using gravity as well as a swift downward motion the entire weight of the leg is then brought down upon the target. This technique has been known to cripple those unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end.